- Associated Press - Sunday, October 2, 2016

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - Six Detroit-area startup companies have been awarded a total of $375,000 as part of a program that provides mentoring and capital to early-stage businesses.

ENT Biotech Solutions, Sentinl and SPLT each will receive $100,000 from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College.

Companies receiving funds are required to provide internships or learning experiences for Macomb Community College students. They also must provide matching funds and commit to repaying the awards.

ENT Biotech Solutions has developed a device to remove tonsils, adenoids and soft tissue. Sentinl supports responsible gun ownership and has developed a trigger lock. SPLT is a carpooling platform.

Three other firms each have received $25,000 awards.

Funding is provided by Macomb Community College’s Strategic Fund and JPMorgan Chase to stimulate economic development and job growth.

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